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by Associate Writer Fred Cabral
This rock ballad with the longest guitar solo ever in a top ten hit reminds us that nothing lasts forever, including the cold November rain.
I Wish it Would Rain Down
A song about an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover, the singer wishes for the rain to wash away his grief. Instead of representing hardships, the rain here represents a restorative force.
Dont Let the Sun Go Down on Me
Originally recorded by Elton John in 1974, Sir Elton joined George Michael for a live version in 1991. This song about acceptance went on to become a number one hit.
Instead of using the rain to represent sadness and despair, Madonna uses it to represent the healing and restorative power of love. She promises to stand out here on the mountain top till I feel your rain.
5. No RainBlind Melon
This song was reportedly written about a girl who yearned for rain just so shed have an excuse to sleep in. The singer finds escape from everyday life while watchin' the puddles gather rain.
Black Hole Sun
One of the most popular songs of the grunge era of the early 90s, the lyrics are a bit obscure. However, an interview with the band indicates that the dreary weather of Seattle, WA was the inspiration for this song.
Lightning is often used in music to symbolize a sudden, striking event. The lightning in this song has been said to symbolize a car crash that killed a friend of Lives band members.
Only Happy When it Rains
Rather than complain about the rainy weather, Garbage celebrates it. Apparently riding high upon a deep depression causes people to find the rain enjoyable instead of a nuisance.
This song uses the sun as a destructive force rather than a nurturing entity. The chorus states If I can't find my way back to me/Let the sun fall down over me.
Steal My Sunshine
The catchy tune to this song, with a beat sampled from the disco hit More, More, More by the Andrea True Connection, turned this into the only major hit for the Canadian group LEN. The sunshine in this song can be interpreted as an optimistic attitude, and therefore I know it's up for me/if you steal my sunshine.